Frailty and Benign Prostatic Hyperplasia: The Thrilling Underlying Impact - Beyond the Abstract

Frail individuals are commonly afflicted with benign prostatic hyperplasia (BPH). However, BPH and frailty run in a bitemporal direction. BPH can influence quality of life and affect an already pre frail individual, while frail patients already present with lower urinary tract symptoms (LUTS).

Many patients belonging to the frail group benefit from pharmacotherapy, although progression seems inevitable in pre frail patients treated with a-blockers. Surgical management of those patients has high rates of failure. That’s the reason why a more conservative approach is adopted for those patients.

Written by: Themistoklis Ch Bellos, Lazaros I. Tzelves, Ioannis S. Manolitsis, Stamatios N. Katsimperis, Marinos V. Berdempes, Andreas Skolarikos, Nikolaos D. Karakousis

2nd Department of Urology, Sismanoglio General Hospital of Athens, Athens.

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